In southern France, on the West Bank of the Rhone river, sits the picturesque village of Pont-Saint-Esprit. The village itself looks exactly like what you might expect; Stone buildings with colorful shutters covering their windows sit beneath the clock tower of 15th century church. The village looks sleepy today, it probably is, and it probably has been throughout the majority of its history. In August 1951 though, over 250 residents of Pont-Saint-Esprit unexpectedly started tripping balls. Husbands and wives chased each other with knives, people screamed in terror and ran from flames that did not exist, a mother howled in grief believing that her children had been ground into sausages. By the events conclusion, more than 250 people would suffer from hallucinatory visions, 50 would be institutionalized, and 7 would lose their lives.
On this episode of Where is the Line? we'll speak with a very forthcoming mortician who will educate us on the details of what really happens to our bodies in the intervening time between our deaths and when we're buried or cremated. We'll also learn a few mortician jokes, and we'll hear about some of the most gruesome cases ever worked by "Ramone" the mortician. Additionally amid this episode, Kevin and Samantha will share their plans for their own post-mortem remains.
A nurse sits down with Kevin and Samantha to discuss some of the more disturbing things she's seen while working in the healthcare field. We'll hear about what it's like to watch a faceless man eat spaghetti, the frustrations of working with a patient who compulsively eats her own toes. And, we'll even get into what nurses are trained to do when faced with a spontaneous erection.
In 2002 the FBI made 89 arrests as part of a child pornography investigation known as "Operation Candyman." Among the people who found themselves on the wrong end of this inquest was Jack Wayne Rogers. When his home and business were raided, authorities found much more than they had expected. In addition to thousands of explicit photographs of children, they found evidence that Rogers had removed and eaten the genitals of several men and trans women who believed Rogers to be a cost-effective alternative to a licensed surgeon. They also uncovered an online conversation in which Rogers, using the handle "Buggerbutt", related that he had tortured and murdered a young Skidmore Missouri man. The victim described by Rogers was almost certainly a young man named Branson Perry who had mysteriously disappeared a year prior to Rogers' arrest. Rogers also claimed that this young man was not his first victim.
Is Jack Wayne Rogers a serial killer? Or, does this man with a love for child pornography and severed genitals just have a morbid and overly active imagination. This is what we will discuss on episode 19 of Where is the Line?
In our first ever Sh*t Show, we'll discuss two chickens who refused to die. Both Mike and Lazarus survived for an amazingly extended period after losing their heads. Mike's story even became so popular that the town of Fruita, Colorado continues to celebrate Mike's will to live with their annual Mike the Headless Chicken Festival. In addition to bringing you the stories of these two incredible foul, we'll also reach out to the organizer of the Mike the Headless Chicken Festival to learn more about the event and what draws over 17,000 people to it each year.
In 2006, Pam Babcock entered the bathroom in Kory McFarren's yellow and white single-wide trailer. Should would not leave for two years. When authorities were finally contacted, they found Pam Babcock sitting on McFarren's toilet. She had spent a full month atop the shitter, her legs had atrophied, and she had become fused to the seat.
In this episode, we'll discuss the history of head transplantation and recent medical advancements that might soon make the procedure a reality. Dr. Sergio Canavero is a very controversial figure within the scientific community. He's a cartoonishly boisterous neurosurgeon with 22 years of experience. Despite his extensive resume, many of his peers feel that his research is without merit, that human head transplantation is impossible, and that Canavero's ambitions have made him reckless. Other critics object to the procedure on ethical grounds. Listen to Kevin and Samantha attempt to discuss these topics as Tiny and John Long from the Earth Oddity Podcast do everything within their power to veer the conversation into the oncoming traffic of their minds.